I’m trying hard to be better at journaling. I sometimes feel like the journaling messes with the artistic balance of a page and I hate to “wreck” my page with the journaling. After recently looking back at some early pages I realize how precious the journaling is. I had completely forgotten that at three my daughter referred to her legs as “human legs” (as opposed to a mermaid tail.) She was slightly obsessed with Ariel.
I don’t want to miss out on the memories just because my page is pretty without words, so I’ve been working on ways to hide my journaling so it is there, but not front and center. How do you deal with this? What are some good ideas to hide journaling? I’d love some new ideas.
For this layout I cut a background layer and vellum layer the same size of circle on my Pazzles, then printed my journaling and cut it to fit under the vellum. My original idea was that the words would show through the vellum, but then I got a little crazy with the paper layers. I stitched quickly across the top of the three layers to hold it all in place and make it easy to lift the flap and read.
The journaling is a letter to my kids about our move last year and their efforts to make new friends. It’s a bit personal anyways, so I like that they can peek at it if they want to, but it is otherwise invisible.
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